The much awaited meeting for young people at Loppiano will begin on May 1st, along with with United World Week, which, this year, is dedicated to “Generation Zero Hunger”. The week’s events will conclude with the annual worldwide Run4Unity Relay Race.[more]
To mark International Dance Day, an annual UNESCO initiative which will take place on 29th April, we have interviewed Antonella Lombardo. Antonella is an Italian ballerina, choreographer and director of an international festival entitled “In the words of Chiara Lubich, harmony is the highest expression of unity.”[more]
A difficult journey from dependency to freedom. S. B. tells his story. “Loppiano, the turning point”. On May 10 the Focolare town will receive a visit by Pope Francis.[more]
Those attending the conference at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, who were from 23 different countries, returned home convinced that unity between Christians and Muslims is possible.[more]
All over the world people who have been touched by the life of Chiara Lubich are commemorating the tenth anniversary of her death. It is proving to be an opportunity for a new understanding of the charism of unity, particularly in places scarred by war and social tensions.[more]
A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.
Over 1,000 children and teenagers took part in the “Sport4Peace” event held in Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi at the end of August. Sport can become a means to build peace and help overcome social barriers.
Gly is a very young teacher who lives in Manila. She was very a very poor child when she came into contact with the Bukas Palad Social Center. It was an encounter that changed her life.
Palawan, Philippines is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, but it’s not only tourism and pristine beaches. We met Erik and his restaurant where, in addition to fine cooking, we also met his staff who are making a difference.
Loppiano and Nomadelfia are awaiting the visit of Pope Francis this coming 10 May. The community of Catholic volunteers founded by Fr. Zeno Saltini, with which the Focolare shares the vision of fraternity and unity of the human family, visited the Focolare Centre in Rocca di Papa.[more]
As part of a series of celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Jesús Morán, Focolare Co-President addressed a Conference “WCC, Chiara Lubich and the Focolare” held in Geneva, Switzerland on 18th April. His talk examined cultural, anthropological and ecclesial aspects of dialogue. In summary:[more]
Within the framework of the World Youth Day of 2000 held on 17 August at the Flaminio Stadium of Rome, 25,000 young people from all over the world had given rise to the new Genfest. Among them was Sandro Rojas Badilla from Costa Rica, author of the song dedicated to Blessed Chiara Badano: “Light.”[more]